[SIGCIS-Members] 2016 Computer History Museum Prize
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Thu Jul 21 08:29:51 PDT 2016
The winner of the 2016 Computer History Museum Prize
<http://www.sigcis.org/node/398> is Dinesh C. Sharma for *The Outsourcer:
The Story of India's IT Revolution *(MIT Press, 2015).
Prize Citation: Dinesh Sharma has written a highly accessible book on a
significant topic - the history of computing in India - that is
well-grounded in sources and interviews. The Outsourcer is full of
fascinating stories on the beginnings of computing in India. Sharma does an
excellent job contextualizing this story within broader Indian history and
the history of computing in the West. Trained as a journalist, Sharma has
produced a book that is both carefully researched and engaging to the
reader. He regales and rewards readers with a great selection of anecdotes.
The committee is pleased to award the 2016 Computer History Museum Prize to
Dinesh C. Sharma for *The Outsourcer: The Story of India's IT Revolution*.
*The Outsourcer* is available from MIT Press
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